Meet Dan

Dan Chappelle specializes in helping sales professionals and organizations achieve their full potential by thinking BIGGER, working SMARTER, and producing greater RESULTS.

He is in demand as a professional sales coach, business advisor, and speaker, with a focus on strategic business development.  In addition to working with entrepreneurs, his corporate clients include AAA, Cruise Planners, Ensemble Travel Group, and Travel Leaders. His book, Get Your S.H.I.P. Together: The Wealthy Travel Agent Guide to Sales, is available on


Industry Experience

Cruise Line Sales Executive

  • Windstar Cruises- Vice President Sales (2011-2015)
  • – 2014 Conde Nast #1 Small Ship Cruise Line in the World
  • – Responsible for 3 years of double digit growth from Travel Agency & International Channels

Agency Management

  • Expedia CruiseShipCenters -Vice President US Sales & Operations (2007-2011)
  • – Led US team from startup to over 900 ICs & retail franchisees
  • Cruise Holidays – Director Supplier Relations & Franchise Services (2004-2007)
  • – Helped to reestablish the travel franchise company as a proactive, sales organization.

Agency Owner & Agent

  • The Cruise Shoppe of Austin (1992-2001)
  • – From start up, grew into one of the larger upscale cruise agencies in North America.


Dan lives in the Seattle area with his wife, 2 designer dogs, 2 cats, and 1 grand-cat & 2 grand-dogs (those of you who have them know what this means).  He has 3 beautiful daughters and is an avid hiker, occasional mountain climber, scuba instructor and rabid University of Georgia Bulldog fan.